Meet the Principal
On behalf of the School Council, staff and parents/carers of Thornbury Primary, I welcome you and your child/children to our school. This is a great school where your children will experience a nurturing environment in which they will learn and grow.
At Thornbury Primary there is a strong sense of one school, one community and we instil the values of Respect, Trust, Working Together, Integrity and Perseverance in everything we do.
We are committed to:
- Creating a positive and orderly classroom climate, where students, teachers, parents and caregivers build relationships together and become responsible for the development of personal and academic learning pursuits for all children.
- The development of the whole child academically, physically, socially and emotionally. Teaching and Learning programs are designed to interest and stimulate curiosity whilst providing both depth and breadth for the children.
The school offers two teaching and learning streams, a DET mainstream education and one based on the educational philosophies of Rudolf Steiner.
We also offer an Aboriginal Language LOTE Program across the whole school.
We welcome parents/carers to assist in many ways around the school. Parent/carer input is highly valued and a wide range of opportunities exist for parents/carers to take an active part in the life of the school through learning programs or School Council committees and their associated activities.
I am proud to be the principal of Thornbury Primary and invite you to contact me for a personalised or group tour of the school where you will discover our indoor and outdoor learning spaces, playgrounds and gardens.
Looking forward to meeting you all.
At Thornbury Primary School, we see ourselves as ‘A creative and diverse community growing together’.
Our “Deadly” values form the basis of our learning community and are:
- Working together
Leon Bell Principal
Megan Noy Assistant Principal
Jiangmin (Vicky) Cai Office
Juanita Abreu Office
Lucy Webb Class Foundation S
Tali White Class Foundation
Beth Crupi / Cecilia Sinclair Class Foundation
Joanne Missen/Jane Joske Class 1S
Jo Boyce Class 1/2
Millycent Baar Class 1/2
Kate Cooney / Rylee Curran Class 1/2
Stephanie Millar Class 1/2
Raphael Crickmay Class 2S
Tania Patten / Anna Chetwynd Class 3/4
Robert Jorgensen Class 3/4
Steven Neal Class 3S
Juliette Keam Class 4S
Louise Ryan Class 3/4
Jessica Duncan Class 5/6
James Ilia Class 5/6
Darren Ash Class 5/6
Simon Dooner Class 5/6S
Valerie Kelly (Mon-Wed) Integration Aide- Multi-Age
Jan Stefani (Thurs-Fri) Integration Aide- Multi-Age
Woi-wurrung and Indigenous Programs
Mel Harrison EYKLNP and MALPA
Antoinette Vaiano Art/Craft
Emma Cornish-Giles Music/Instrumental Music Coordinator
Edward Oberbichler Performing Arts
Leigh Collins P.E
Aides and Other Staff
Vivianne Burns Integration Aide
Margaret Clingin Integration Aide
Ida De Vincentis Integration Aide
Joyce Buckley Integration Aide
Alana Cromwell Integration Aide
Deb Robey Integration Aide
Georgia Ingram Integration Aide
Doug Heckathorn Integration Aide
Aviva Reed Foodweb
David Dyer Maintenance
Out of School Hours Care
Tyne Brumby OSHC Assistant Coordinator
T.I.M.E Instrumental Teachers
Finley Francois Piano
Caitlin French Violin
Philip McLeod Cello
Rosemary Walsh Viola/Violin
Matt Moras Guitar
Liam Gerner Ukelele
Kate Tempany/Melissa Boyce African Drumming
Maria Moles (replaced by Jesse Term 1&2) Drum Kit
Emma Tonkin Voice
Max Dowling Woodwind/Piano
Juliette Keam Junior Choir
Simon Dooner Senior Choir